Abe’s limited opportunity to fix Japan

The prime minister must not waste a valuable electoral mandate

Growth Abe’s priority under new mandate

Economic improvement needed before Japan’s PM can focus on defence

Japan corporate gloom worsens

Tankan survey shows companies expect deterioration in conditions

Abe wins mandate for business as usual

Japanese voters fear PM may not focus on economic reforms

Abe strengthens grip in Japanese election

Boost for policies aimed at reinvigorating economy

Prepare for the coming Japanese boom

Country sees strengthening of solvency thanks to stock of net overseas assets, writes Peter Tasker

Abenomics hinges on a tricky balance

To some, the goal is to dig Japan out of deflation, to others structural reforms are key

Resigned Japanese voters set to back Abe

Little enthusiasm for ‘Abenomics’ but public sees no alternative

Weak yen divisive for Abe ahead of poll

Japanese PM hails boon to exporters but wider impact unclear

Japan opposition party faces rout

Polls suggest voters in no mood to give DPJ another chance

Japan’s voters see no alternative to Abe

The PM’s gamble of calling a snap election looks set to pay off

Yen’s rebound enters second day

Won also gains as Japanese unit’s ascent eases pressure on Seoul

Japan recession worse than feared

GDP slide revised from 1.6% to 1.9% as business spending falls

Titans slim down and fight back

Some companies are finally trying to improve shareholder returns

Fallen star aims to rise in Japanese poll

Election return for disgraced minister could tighten Abe’s grip on power

Japan’s chances of achieving inflation

Any perceived success will be illusory and do nothing to boost consumption or investment

Japan polls point to Abe party landslide

LDP on course to tighten its grip on power

Markets are unfazed by Japan’s downgrade

The Moody’s downgrade of Japan is not critical

Australia rules out open tender for subs

Decision boosts Japanese prospects for A$20bn deal, which would be Tokyo’s largest export of military equipment since the second world war

Moody’s downgrades Japan’s credit rating

Agency cites ‘heightened uncertainty’ over deficit reduction goals